Jordan's King Believes Trump's Presidency to Change Situation in Middle East

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Jordan's King Abdullah II believes that Donald Trump's presidency will change the existing state of affairs in the Middle East.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The policies of US President-elect Donald Trump will certainly change the existing state of affairs in the Middle East, Jordan's King Abdullah II said Wednesday.

"It will definitely, I think, change the status quo of a lot of issues I think we've been dealing with," the Jordan monarch told Australian ABC's Lateline program.

The whole world was "waiting with bated breath" for how the US policy would change under the new administration, King Abdullah II noted.

"America is built on institutions, so there will be some changes in policy but I don't think to the extent that everybody's panicking about," the king added.

The Jordanian king also stressed the necessity for the renewal of cooperation with Russia on fighting against Daesh terrorist group in Syria.

"I think most of us that understand Syria realise that there cannot be a solution [to the Syrian conflict] without the Russians, and this has been something all of us have been discussing for the past year or two … So at this stage we have to wait to see what is the US strategy, how they're going to deal with Russians," King Abdullah II said.

On November 8, Republican candidate Donald Trump won the US presidential election with 290 electoral votes.

Trump repeatedly criticized the US Middle East policy during his election campaign, namely the US intervention in Iraq, agreement on Iranian nuclear deal, as well as blamed the authorities for IS rise. He also expressed his intention to become peace broker in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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